Articles from Dr. Howell

May 14, 2019


The toll of GI (gastrointestinal) diseases on the US population is extensive. A published survey by the Journal of Gastroenterology documents that GI diseases affect an estimated 60 to 70…
Gastrointestinal (GI)
March 7, 2019

What do breath tests have to do with digestive problems?

When some bacteria digest (or ferment) food substances, they produce acids, water, and gases. The major gases which are produced by bacteria include, primarily, carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen (H2), methane…
March 6, 2019

Fishing with the Greenland Eskimos – Dr. Mario Howell

The Greenland Eskimos gained attention back in the late 1970’s after research revealed low incidence of coronary heart disease among their population. Coronary heart disease refers to the failure of…
March 6, 2019

Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) – Dr. Mario Howell

Diabetes mellitus, usually referred to as simply “diabetes”, is a syndrome of recognizable signs and symptoms. Generally speaking, its cause is a disordered metabolism stemming from a combination of inherited…
Cardiovascular Health
March 6, 2019

Time for an Oil Change – Dr. Mario Howell

Experts advocate that eating organic foods is an ideal way to be healthier. For instance, one of my favorite foods is chicken nachos: organic corn chips topped with grilled organic…
March 6, 2019

What Can “D” Do For You? – Dr. Mario Howell

When it comes to nutrients, vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin really delivers. Chemically vitamin D is closer to a hormone than a vitamin. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin naturally present in…